Feb 152012

Via:  www.montrealgazette.com/news/Bill+provokes+privacy+fears/6142986/story.html

and arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2012/02/canadian-government-proposes-warrantless-internet-spying-bill.ars?comments=1#comments-bar


Warrant requirements have been relaxed, telco tracking of web, phone will be allowed for a year, up from a 60-day.

Gather to protest and expect all phone data to be found and tracked.  From that data web behaviours can be logged.

Also see “Canada and Bill C-52, isp subscriber info with no warrant”




Jan 112012

Via:  paidcontent.org/article/419-newsright-launches-with-29-publishers-not-a-litigation-shop/



The founding members of NewsRight are listed at paidcontent.org/article/419-newsright-launches-with-29-publishers-not-a-litigation-shop/

They cover 841 sites.


Apr 302011

Via:  crave.cnet.co.uk


Great comment ‘”Anonymous” GPS traces that start and/or end with your home every day are not anonymous.”

Also see  yro.slashdot.org/story/11/04/28/1719247/GPS-Maker-TomTom-Submits-Your-Speed-Data-To-Police

Apr 212011

Via:  news.cnet.com







Minnesota Senator Al Franken sent a two-page letter sent to Apple CEO Steve Jobs with questions about the storage of location data.



http://news.cnet.com/8301-31921_3-20056344-281.html has details on the DHS scanning of electronic devices at US borders

and Rep. Ed Markey (D, Massachusetts) also sent a letter:



Some comments from Australia


and recall www.zdnet.com.au/dsd-tests-apple-ios-for-national-security-339310133.htm

Jan 302011

Via:  nytimes.com

Representative Darrell Issa talks of a way to promote transparency: a request for the names of hundreds of thousands of ordinary citizens, business executives, journalists and others who have requested copies of federal government documents in recent years.”

““Our interest is not in the private citizens who make the requests,” said Kurt Bardella, a spokesman for Mr. Issa.”

Jan 292011

Via bbc.co.uk

“Intelligence agencies should track social networking sites more closely”, the UK’s top civil servant has said.

Sir Gus O’Donnell told the Iraq inquiry that events in Egypt, showed the value of “open source” intelligence as a barometer of opinion.

Under a review of government intelligence “machinery” due by the summer, he said.  But he said any information gathered must, above all, be “reliable”.”

“There was a “massive amount” of information that was freely available, Sir Gus stressed, and the government’s listening post GCHQ had an important role to play in “bringing this all together”.”